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Leaving PR to the states at a reasonable price, on a 1 way flight

With most flights $500+ to the states, such as to Florida, unless you wait 3-4 weeks, what alternatives are there for those who want to leave PR on a 1 way ticket?   Many of the cruise lines don't go to Florida in the short term.  Any other options, or must one "pay up" $500+ to get out soon?

csmi :

With most flights $500+ to the states, such as to Florida, unless you wait 3-4 weeks, what alternatives are there for those who want to leave PR on a 1 way ticket?   Many of the cruise lines don't go to Florida in the short term.  Any other options, or must one "pay up" $500+ to get out soon?

I don’t know if this might help but I saw this on Facebook through the ESJ Azul fb page.( Although, I did find one flight on kayak that was 310, but it had a 19 hour layover in Cancun. 😳)

“Private Charter Flights from San Juan to MIAMI 🛫
Departs FRIDAY, October 13th, 2017

“For information and booking call:
Condado Travel at 787-782-4700 from 9:00am - 4:00pm
For information and requests only: info[at]esjazul.com

• Your seat is guaranteed
• 150 passengers per flight
• Departing from SJU Terminal arriving at MIA
• 1 luggage (up to 40 pounds)
• 1 small carry-on per passenger

When you book a flight through us you will be helping us bring the plane from Miami to San Juan full of supplies, parts, medicine, technical personel and other necesities for the victims of huricane María.”


I found this also, possible space for humanitarian flights out. Facebook page Help4 Puerto Rico. Not sure how reliable this is though.

“Vuelo humanitario gratuito este sábado o domingo (se sabra fecha más adelante) SJU-MIA. Interesados enviar información detallada a: margamon[at]hotmail.com con la siguiente información. REQUESTS SOLO
AL EMAIL!

Título: Vuelo humanitario este weekend

- Nombre del paciente como aparece en id que usa para viajar
- Fecha de nacimiento
- identificación (cuál y número)
- Condición de salud
- Nombre del acompañante tal cual aparece en id que usa para viajar
- Fecha de nacimiento del acompañante
- identificación (cuál y número)
- Contacto en PR (nombre y tel)
- Contacto en Miami (nombre y tel)”

Sorry - don’t have a direct answer. Only posting to say that if you have a relative to stay with in Europe, now would be a good time to visit flying on a non-US carrier. They haven’t jacked up their prices and you can get a ticket within the general trans-Atlantic price range of $1k. Also, they have seats available now.

Why would anyone want to leave!? Because of a little wind and rain?

Thanks but that was a temporary program that ESJ was offering, that is no more.

"We, ESJ Hotel, are no longer offer charter flights, we are a hotel in Isla Verde who did a few relief flights only.
You can contact Condado Travel and requests information on commercial flight with them.
The number is 787-754-7000 or 787-782-4700"

The "Untouchables". The Ricans who can survive easily stateside because of help available to them, but only If they can get to the states. "Untouchable" econo-socials because of airfare or whatever the problem is involved with the feds saying get on board, 1000 people via 10 flights a day is a typical load for 2 major PR to Miami airlines, so US chartered the same. Easy.

We all remember images of the last choppers out of VN. Those folks weren't Americans and had ZERO contacts. Quad-drupel that image by 100,000.

A few of us are old enough to relate to the "Displaced Persons Act" post WWII. Designed only for 250,000 of desperate displaced Europeans, and so a tad different then here, but the same premise. Nowhere to go, nowhere to hide, hungry, no shelter, absolutely coo-coo situation. That 250,000 figure ballooned wildly unless they all wound up in my city, jajajjja. Google "Displaced Persons Act"  to learn how so many Euro surnames became common gringo surnames.

Many many many fantastic families became of that relief statute. They thrived in the north in the 40's and 50's where they had contacts or at least ethnic enclaves where they could speak their native lingo and get situated; and where there were jobs. Shit jobs, but jobs, Descendants of whom 70 years later spread all over are now are our elected officials or big employers or abuelos of bery, bery successful families.

The Puerto Ricans stateside who can are getting it done. But, how many little kids or elderly US citizens in the remote poverty areas for generations are rinsing in grey water, hungry, and with tarp roofs over their heads and looking for bleach only due to lack of air fare and the help needed to matriculate, that kicks my ass.

The US can't be the Statue of Liberty anymore, immigration for all who are suffering worldwide is a pipe dream looking at the numbers. But we easily can vigorously be taking every one of our fellows from PR who want, if all would be only half of current US immigration, and with $ help--health, food, schools, medical etc,,for now or until they decide they want to return.

csmi :

Thanks but that was a temporary program that ESJ was offering, that is no more.

"We, ESJ Hotel, are no longer offer charter flights, we are a hotel in Isla Verde who did a few relief flights only.
You can contact Condado Travel and requests information on commercial flight with them.
The number is 787-754-7000 or 787-782-4700"

Aww man.  It’s way easier and cheaper to get a one-way flight to Florida and then from there booking a flight to wherever you want to go.  I’ll keep an eye out for any other humanitarian flights or programs.

Flights are not yet back to normal?
What is up????

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